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EMS boys split with Belington; TVHS earns win

December 13, 2011
By Andrew Davis and Jesse Skiles, Staff Writers , The Inter-Mountain

The Elkins Middle School boys basketball teams split a pair of games with Belington on Monday night.

The Hornets (1-3) won the varsity contest 46-33.

Dale Jackson had 18 points, while Cole Harlan added 11 points for the Hornets.

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Elkins Middle School’s Dale Jackson battles Belington’s Robbie Toms and Chris Neville for a rebound in Elkins 46-33 victory.

Logan Collins had 12 points and Robbie Toms scored 10 to lead Belington.

Belington won the junior varsity contest 50-45.

Spencer Hawkins had 29 points to lead the Hawks.

Cory Gillespie had 19 points, while Kyle Riggleman chipped in with 12 points for the Hornets.

Elkins will host Green Bank on Friday.

B-U defeats Tucker Valley

Buckhannon-Upshur won its third-consecutive game Monday night, earning a 47-33 victory over Tucker Valley.

After the sluggish start, the Little Bucs moved to a 24-17 lead at the half. They extended the lead in the second half and pushed it into double digits.

Cody Garrett led the B-U offense with 12 points, and was joined in double figures by Josh Trent with 11. Mitchell Williams provided another Strong game inside with eight points.

Buckhannon-Upshur raises its record to 3-2 with the victory and will return to action tonight at Lumberport Middle School.

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Middle School Girls

Tucker Valley 31, Buckhannon-Upshur 19

Tucker Valley remained undefeated in middle school girls action Monday night, defeating Buckhannon-Upshur 31-19. The game featured Tucker Valley head coach Jim Ambrose facing his son-in-law in B-U head coach Jeremy Maxwell.

Tucker Valley was clinging to an 8-5 lead after one quarter and extended that advantage to 18-12 at the half. They clamped the Bucs defensively in the third quarter, holding them to only two points as the lead grew to 24-14 after three periods.

Lydia Mullenax led Tucker Valley with 13 points, followed by Lily Nestor with eight. Taylor Starkey led Buckhannon-Upshur with eight points.

Tucker Valley raises its record to 3-0 with the win, while B-U falls to 2-3. Buckhannon-Upshur returns to action tonight at Lumberport.

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High School?Girls

North Marion 67,

Lewis County 20

SOUTH WESTON -Lewis County played its first home game of the 2012 campaign Monday night. After opening with a tough stretch of five road games, the Minutemaids faced the powerhouse North Marion squad and lost 67-20.

North Marion ran out to a 46-7 halftime lead, and outscored the Minutemaids 21-13 after intermission. Paige Tuttle led the Huskies with 18 points.

Jodi Chapman led Lewis County with nine points. Jami Burkhart posted a team high nine rebounds, followed by Danielle White with eight caroms.

The Minutemaids return to action Friday night at the Ritchie County Holiday Tournament.

Lewis County opens up with Notre Dame, while the host Rebels host Gilmer County.

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High School?Boys

Tygarts Valley 63,

Highland County 22

MONTEREY(Va.) - Jesse McGee 13 points to lead Tygarts Valley past Highland County 63-22 Monday in non-conference action.

McGee scored all of his points off the bench in the fourth quarter.

J.D. Brown and Brandon Pritt had 12 points each for the Bulldogs (1-0), who led 29-15 at halftime and 46-17 after three quarters of play.

Parker Sycafoose added nine points for Tygarts Valley.

"I?was happy with how we played physically with them," Tygarts Valley coach Tom Wamsley said. "We need to work on free throws."

Tygarts Valley will host Harman on Wednesday.



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